I've been wanting to try a hair oil for ages. I've got dry, processed hair that needs a lot of TLC, so I was delighted to get my hands on Aromatherapy Associates Hair Oil.
So the oil contains Brazilian Murumuru butter (whatever that is!) which helps to retain moisture as it creatses a barrier that pervents moisture loss. This butter is blended with coconut oil for conditioning and ylang ylang, geramium, patchouli and rosemary essential oils. Each oil is especially chosen for it's properties. Rosemary for example is a scalp and hair tonic and helps maintain a healthy circulation.
So how was it to use? Well first observation, the smell is out of this world. Unbeleivably beautiful. My only sadness about the smell is that sadly my shampoo & conditioner are so strong smelling that I couldn't get a hint of the oil once I'd washed my hair. It's not a fault of the product though, it's just how it is, you are washng it off after all...
So you apply 2-3 pumps and work it through your hair. You then need to leave it for a minimum of 20 minutes, or as an overnight treatment (sleeping on a towel of course!). I have very fine hair but LOADS of it. I didn't think the three pumps I used the first time was enough and I struggled to work it through my hair, so I added a couple more pumps. Rookie error, because actually it takes a few minutes to fully saturate your hair. It goes from looking not greasy to looking very greasy all by itself. When I used it first I managed to create something of an oil slick on my head!
Anyway, I've used this both overnight and 20 minutes before washing and it really is beautiful. After washing my hair it feels silky and smooth. You know how your hair feels immediately after you've put a colour on it? Super soft. Highly highly recommended product. 50ml is £22.50 and if you only use the prescribed amount of pumps that should last a really long time!